Ah, weddings. A time for tears, toasts, and… the cha-cha slide! While we all adore those classic tear-jerking ballads, it’s the unexpected tracks that get Grandma grooving and Uncle Ben’s infamous dance moves on full display.
If you’re looking to infuse your big day with a dash of unexpected hilarity and a sprinkle of playful surprises, you’re in for a treat. Here are forty funny songs that promise to turn your elegant affair into a toe-tapping, belly-laughing bonanza!
Funny Songs To Play At a Wedding
You will also want to incorporate these other wedding songs in your play list:
- Oldies Songs That Will Make Your First Dance Unforgettable
- Romantic Blake Shelton Wedding Songs
- Celebrating Love With Ed Sheeran Wedding Songs
1. “Happy Together” by The Turtles
Memorable lyrics: “Imagine me and you, I do, I think about you day and night, it’s only right”
It’s the Perfect song for when you’re feeling like a couple of peas in an oh-so-happy pod. Or perhaps turtles in a shell? Who knows? It’s fun!
2. “I Wanna Grow Old With You” by Adam Sandler (from The Wedding Singer)
Memorable lyrics: “I’ll miss you, kiss you, Give you my coat when you are cold”
This song perfectly encapsulates the film’s blend of humor and romance, and it’s become a favorite for couples looking for a light-hearted take on love and commitment.
3. “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” by Justin Timberlake
Memorable lyrics: “I can’t stop the feeling, So just dance, dance, dance”
The rhythm is so infectious even your grumpy grandpa will be caught tapping his foot.
4. “Marry You” by Bruno Mars
Memorable lyrics: “It’s a beautiful night, we’re looking for something dumb to do, Hey baby, I think I wanna marry you”
Nothing like a spontaneous Vegas wedding in your future? Just kidding! But this song sure makes it sound tempting.
5. “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” by Beyoncé
Memorable lyrics: “If you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it, Don’t be mad once you see that he wants it”
This jam is the perfect way to shout out all the bridesmaids waiting for their special lover. Flash those hands, ladies!
6. “White Wedding” by Billy Idol
Memorable lyrics: “It’s a nice day for a white wedding, It’s a nice day to start again”
For the rebels out there, bring out those leather jackets and that rock’n’roll swagger.
7. “Friday I’m in Love” by The Cure
Memorable lyrics: “Monday you can fall apart, Tuesday, Wednesday break my heart”
Because who doesn’t love Fridays? Especially when it’s packed with love and possibly cake.
8. “I’m Too Sexy” by Right Said Fred
Memorable lyrics: “I’m too sexy for my shirt, Too sexy for my shirt, so sexy it hurts“
Perfect as Your runway moment awaits. Best paired with over-the-top, exaggerated dance moves.
9. “Love Shack” by The B-52’s
Memorable lyrics: “The sign says.. ‘Stay away, fools’, ’cause love rules at the Love Shack!”
A kitschy classic. Just remember: the bigger the hair, the closer to the dance floor!
10. “Jump (For My Love)” by The Pointer Sisters
Memorable lyrics: The Pointer Sisters: “Jump for my love, Jump in and feel my touch”
Packed with infectious rhythms and spirited vocals, the song encourages listeners to take a leap in love and life. Its catchy chorus and vibrant musical arrangement have made it a favourite on dance floors for decades.
11. “Marry Me” by Train
Memorable lyrics: “Forever can never be long enough for me, To feel like I’ve had long enough with you”
With its soft melodies and poetic lyrics, the song beautifully conveys the emotions of wanting to spend a lifetime with someone special. Destination? Forever.
12. “Hot Stuff” by Donna Summer
Memorable lyrics: “Looking for some hot stuff, baby, this evening, I need some hot stuff, baby tonight”
Ideal for that moment when the bride or groom wants to strut their stuff. Sunglasses optional.
13. “Happy” by Pharrell Williams
Memorable lyrics: “Because I’m happy, Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof”
This song is a universal message of celebrating good vibes and happiness. It is a global anthem for people of all ages. Because if you’re not wearing a massive hat and dancing to this, are you even happy?
14. “Dancing Queen” by ABBA
Memorable lyrics: “You are the dancing queen, young and sweet, only seventeen”
With its catchy melody and uplifting lyrics, the song tells the tale of a young girl enjoying the spotlight on the dance floor. Every wedding has one. She’s usually an aunt with killer moves.
15. “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper
Memorable lyrics: “The phone rings in the middle of the night, My father yells, ‘What you gonna do with your life?‘”
This is especially true when “fun” means catching the bouquet (or avoiding it).
16. “You Can’t Hurry Love” by Phil Collins
Memorable lyrics: “You can’t hurry love, No, you’ll just have to wait”
With its catchy rhythm and memorable lyrics, the song conveys the idea of patience in the quest for true love, reminding listeners that meaningful connections take time. You can’t hurry love, but you can rush to the buffet line.
17. “Accidentally in Love” by Counting Crows
Memorable lyrics: Counting Crows: “So she said, ‘What’s the problem, baby?’, What’s the problem? I don’t know”
For those who tripped and fell into love, perhaps literally.
18. “You Make My Dreams” by Hall & Oates
Memorable lyrics: Hall & Oates: “Oh yeah, well, ’cause you, You make my dreams come true”
Perfect for when your dream is a packed dance floor (and maybe some cake).
19. “Hooked on a Feeling” by Blue Swede
Memorable lyrics: “Lips as sweet as candy, Its taste stays on my mind”
That feeling… Love. Or perhaps just too much champagne for mimosas, maybe both. But this song will certainly have you become the life of the party!
20. “I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do” by ABBA
Memorable lyrics: “Love me or leave me, make your choice, but believe me, I love you”
When you’re so committed, saying “I do” once isn’t enough, and what other whimsical way to express your love and commitment with this melody?!
21. “Chapel of Love” by The Dixie Cups
Memorable lyrics: Gee, I really love you, And we’re gonna get married”
Going to the chapel and… trying not to trip in those heels.
22. “Let’s Groove” by Earth, Wind & Fire
Memorable lyrics: “Let’s groove tonight, Share the spice of life”
Groove on over to the food. It’s about priorities.
23. “Footloose” by Kenny Loggins
Memorable lyrics: “Everybody cut, everybody cut, Everybody cut footloose”
Perfect for a big crowd so Kick off those painful wedding shoes and go wild!
24. “Build Me Up Buttercup” by The Foundations
Memorable lyrics: “Why do you build me up (build me up) Buttercup, baby, Just to let me down (let me down) and mess me around?”
A Sweet, catchy, and the perfect ode to that wedding dessert table.
25. “Walking on Sunshine” by Katrina and the Waves
Memorable lyrics: “I’m walking on sunshine (Wow!), And don’t it feel good”
If “sunshine” means a dance floor shimmering with disco lights, here you go! Lights, camera, action… the dancefloor becomes yours with this great tune.
26. “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor
Memorable lyrics: “Because you know I’m all about that bass, ‘Bout that bass, no treble”
A tribute to all the bass (and cake) lovers out there.
27. “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” by Frankie Valli
Memorable lyrics: “You’d be like heaven to touch, I wanna hold you so much”
Ideal for cake gazing. Oh, and gazing at your partner, too!
28. “Celebration” by Kool & The Gang
Memorable lyrics: “Celebrate good times, come on! (Let’s celebrate), Celebrate good times, come on! (Let’s celebrate)“
There’s always that one guest who thinks this song was written just for their dance solo.
29. “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift
Memorable lyrics: “And the players gonna play, play, play, play, play, And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate”
It is best played when someone gets soaked from a spilled drink while on the dancefloor. While accidents happen, they shouldn’t ruin the rest of the event, and the DJ knows it, too.
30. “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
Memorable lyrics: “Too hot (hot damn), Called a police and a fireman”
Definitely a crowd favourite; put on those pinky rings, or at least some funky dance moves.
31. “Chicken Dance” by Werner Thomas
Memorable lyrics: This one’s a bit tricky because it’s mainly instrumental. But the “dance” itself is comical!
A song for when you want to ruffle some feathers on the dance floor. Definitely create a core memory guests will never forget.
32. “Hokey Pokey” by Ray Anthony
Memorable lyrics: “You put your right foot in, You take your right foot out”
You put your left foot in… but maybe not in the wedding cake, and if we dance real fast, we would be home ASAP.
33. “Macarena” by Los Del Rio
Memorable lyrics: “Now come on, what was I supposed to do?, He was out of town and his two friends were sooo fine!”
No wedding is complete without an awkward dance line. Enter the Macarena.
34. “Stayin’ Alive” by Bees Gees
Memorable lyrics: “Whether you’re a brother or whether you’re a mother, You’re stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive”
It’s particularly relevant if you’re trying to navigate the dance floor in high heels and still look poise in the pictures.
35. “YMCA” by Village People
Memorable lyrics: “It’s fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A, It’s fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A”
Whether you have got your hats off or on, I trust this song to bring about the most interactive dance of the evening.
36. “Shout” by The Isley Brothers
Memorable lyrics: “You know you make me wanna (Shout!), Kick my heels up and (Shout!)“
This song is best for letting out all that pent-up wedding planning stress.
37. “Twist and Shout” by The Beatles
Memorable lyrics: “Well, shake it up, baby, now (shake it up, baby), Twist and shout (twist and shout)”
It is the one song guaranteed to get every generation twisting on the dance floor.
38. “Sugar, Sugar” by The Archies
Memorable lyrics: “Sugar, ah honey honey, You are my candy girl”
It is the unofficial anthem for every dessert table everywhere.
39. “Sexy and I Know It” by LMFAO
Memorable lyrics: “When I walk in the spot, this is what I see, Everybody stops and they staring at me”
This song is for when the groomsmen decide to showcase their unique dance moves, it is the perfect song for a dance-off.
40. “Cheeseburger in Paradise” by Jimmy Buffett
Memorable lyrics: “Tried to amend my carnivorous habits, Made it nearly seventy days“
It’s the perfect song for the last dance of an eventful wedding because sometimes, love feels like finding that ideal late-night wedding snack.
Weddings are a blend of romance, tradition, and, yes, humor! Why stick to the same old ballads when you can sprinkle in cheeky tunes that showcase everyone’s quirky dance moves?
From classics like ‘Happy Together‘ to playful tracks like ‘Macarena,’ this list offers a lighthearted take on wedding anthems. Whether it’s paying homage to the dessert table or celebrating those unforgettable dance solos, these tunes are sure to add some chuckles to your cherished moments. Dance, laugh, and create unforgettable memories!
Now that you’ve made it to the end of the list, let’s answer some popular questions.
Are These Songs Appropriate for All Ages?
These songs are well-loved classics and contemporary hits suitable for all age groups. However, always ensure you’re familiar with the lyrics and the vibes they bring to fit the atmosphere you want to create.
Can I Use These Songs for Special Moments, Like the First Dance or Cake-Cutting?
Absolutely! While traditionally, couples might choose more romantic tunes for such moments, it’s your day! If you want to cut the cake to “Sugar, Sugar” or have your first dance to “Happy Together,” go for it.
How Do I Ensure the Transition Between Classic Ballads and These Fun Songs Isn’t Jarring?
Consider employing a skilled DJ or band that can seamlessly blend songs together, or create a playlist that alternates between different moods to keep guests on their toes and the dance floor lively
What Happens if My Guests Don’t Understand or Appreciate the Humour?
Every wedding is unique, and it’s essential to know your audience. If you believe most of your guests will enjoy a playful twist, then go for it. Remember, the day is about celebrating your love in a way that feels right for you.